Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)‘s stock had its “sell” rating restated by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $45.00 target price on the stock. Rosenblatt Securities’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 18.89% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on VIA. Citigroup downgraded Viacom from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Loop Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price objective (down previously from $28.00) on shares of Viacom in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.00.

Shares of Viacom (VIA) traded up $0.95 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $37.85. The stock had a trading volume of 66,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,264. Viacom has a one year low of $28.20 and a one year high of $49.00. The firm has a market cap of $14,843.28, a P/E ratio of 8.10 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.30.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter. Viacom had a return on equity of 28.95% and a net margin of 14.13%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VIA. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of Viacom by 31.3% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 4,386 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,000 after acquiring an additional 1,046 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Viacom by 11.0% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 14,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $551,000 after acquiring an additional 1,431 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of Viacom by 13.2% in the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 15,895 shares of the company’s stock worth $583,000 after acquiring an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Viacom by 2.9% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 70,190 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,576,000 after acquiring an additional 1,961 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Viacom by 22.1% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 15,068 shares of the company’s stock worth $573,000 after acquiring an additional 2,723 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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Viacom Company Profile

Viacom Inc offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content. As of September 30, 2016, the Company offered its services for audiences in more than 180 countries.

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